Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Punk this Phil

Groundhog Day...shadow...hmmm. I think I'm okay with this. The standard line is to moan about more winter, but I just don't feel like it.

First of all, it's been a pretty mild winter here. We just got our first snowfall in over a month. What's to complain about if you haven't had to shovel out all year? I guess I wouldn't mind a bit more snow. It's still February for cryin' out loud. If it's still snowing in May or June, I'll get back to you on how I'm handling it.

Secondly...it's a groundhog. A groundhog!

No wonder nobody is worried about humans trashing the environment and perhaps...wait for it...contributing to climate change. Maybe if The Groundhog was letting us know about climate change, Americans would believe it. Science? Hell no...we got it from The Groundhog.

Don't get me wrong, I don't have a thing against The Groundhog. He made a great movie and was smart enough to cast Andie McDowell in it. Clearly, The Groundhog knows his hot women. Ladies man yes...brilliant scientist...ummm, no.

So, let's just all remember that The Groundhog is a celebrity and a movie maker, but that doesn't mean he knows anything about science and weather. Respect the guy for his achievements, but listen to what he says about things out of his areas of expertise with a certain amount of, well, skepticism.

I just wish there was a way to tie these thoughts to a bigger message about the current shallowness of our society...but it's not like we listen to politicians instead of scientists, or labor to send our kids to college and still call the very professors they're learning from liberal elites in sneering tones. Nobody took what an unemployed plumber not really named Joe as gospel during an election for the highest office in the land after all.

Maybe, if there were things like that to point to...


Josh said...

I felt compelled to tweet your line about the groundhog and climate change, because that is awesome.

Shawn said...

Tweet on McDuff, and damn'd be him that first cries, 'Hold, enough!'